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Pool renovation

Is it time to remodel or improve the look of your pool? Over time, your pool can show its age: leaky shells, fading finishes, cracked patios, outdated styles. Our pool remodeling can revitalize your backyard swimming pool and make it the focus of your family fun again. The Pool Squad offers comprehensive pool and spa remodeling for any budget. There is no job too small or too big.

When is it time to Replaster your pool?

Aesthetic Reasons to Replaster your pool
  • The look and feel of your pool plaster. Pool plaster is a natural product and preventing stains can almost be impossible. If your pool plaster stains are mineral in nature, from copper or iron for example - be mindful about the source of these stains. Pity to replaster the pool, only to have stains return, because a mineral problem in the water, or from a copper heat exchanger or piping has not been addressed.
  • The "feel" of the plaster is also an important consideration. Plaster is meant to be smooth and soft. Agressive water chemistry or frequent acid washing can create pits and pocks in the plaster surface. Commonly called "etching", plaster with pitting feels a bit rough to the skin, can snag swimsuits, and gives dirt a place to hide, and algae a nice surface to attach their roots. Rough Plaster can be sanded with rotary sanders to smooth etching, if localized, however if widespread etching occurs, replastering the pool is indicated.
Structural Reasons to Replaster the pool
  • Plaster is not "structural" - but it is the waterproof layer between the pool water and the shell of the pool. Most plastered pools are made of Gunite, or Shotcrete. Some older pools were made with poured concrete walls or even cinder blocks. All of these materials are porous and will "weep" water through them. Applying the plaster coating on top keeps the cement beneath, and any reinforcement steel (rebar) protected from the effects of water. Plaster is the waterproofing layer that is important to the integrity of an inground pool structure. If you have bare spots where the gunite beneath is showing through, this is of concern. Spots at the tile line or inside the skimmer can also be patched easily - to protect the concrete beneath the plaster. Plaster is fairly translucent in thin layers, so if you see dark areas in your plaster, this could be the gunite showing through, giving an indication that this area may need patching. If you have many thin or bare spots in your plaster, replastering the entire pool is sure to produce a more uniform result. Plaster patching always looks like patched plaster - you will never match the original color.

The Pool Squad of Florida uses Florida Gem, the finest blended concrete plastering systems and has resurfaced residential swimming pools all over Broward County for the past 15 years. Our Replastering Process consists of:

  • Checking the original surface integrity
  • Undercutting the pool - this allows for a thickened termination point of the pool plaster
  • Bondkote - a unique Super Polymer Modified cementations Bondkote is an ideal substrate to mechanically bond pool plaster over existing concrete or plaster surfaces
  • Then our team applies two coats of hand troweled pool finish over the entire pool or spa
  • Acid wash the finish once it is dry to expose the rock or quartz finish to perfection. Now the pool is filled and rebalanced and ready for your family to enjoy

Florida Gem Pool Finishes have the look and feel of smooth luxurious natural stone. No other aggregate pool finish is more beautiful or longer lasting.

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